David Carlson david.carlson.417 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 17:05:02 EDT 2021

Since you bring up the concept of reserved names, perhaps any account name
that Gnucash creates probably should be a reserved name so the entire
argument about creating accounts with the same name should be moot.  Then
the previous behavior of allowing it to be moved would not be an issue.

On Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 3:56 PM David Carlson <david.carlson.417 at gmail.com>

> As David pointed out in his very first post of the other thread. GnuCash
> has removed an existing function without warning.  Some of us use it and
> want it back.
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2021 at 3:40 PM Michael or Penny Novack <
> stepbystepfarm at comcast.net> wrote:
>> On 6/2/2021 2:27 PM, D. via gnucash-user wrote:
>> > The discussion about the location of Imbalance-XXX accounts is under a
>> different thread, and I explained there my reasons for my account structure
>> and Gnucash's previous implementation. Suffice to say that I'd rather keep
>> Imbalance-USD around (since it will get created all over again), but put it
>> in the location of MY choosing.
>> The "location" of an account is, in effect, part of its name, its full
>> name. You could have half a dozen accounts with the "name" Imbalance as
>> long as each was a different leaf of the tree (location in the CoA). How
>> do you propose gnucash to "know" WHICH of these you intend to be used as
>> the account to use for imbalance situations?
>> What you are asking form in effect, is the ability to specify an account
>> to be used for the purpose.
>> I know you are thinking, just look for a leaf with name Imbalance. That
>> could work IF gnucash reserved the name, disallowed you creating an
>> account with that name. Account names in gnucash do NOT have to be
>> unique/distinct.  Is it the case that in your own books you do not have
>> accounts with the same "name" but different leaves of the tree so you
>> don't see the problem. The developers put Imbalance at the top level of
>> the tree precisely because that would be unique (could only be one).
>> Michael D Novack
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